News Definitors Archivi - CARMELITANI SCALZI

15 November 2021


During the solemnity of our Holy Mother Teresa of Jesus, we celebrated a thanksgiving Eucharist for Casa del Monte Carmelo at Lepaterique, Honduras. We are overjoyed because today has been a very significant day: a first Mass celeb...

14 September 2021

Tuesday, 14th September 2021

Today we came to the end of our General Chapter.  As the ancients said, ”ultima brevior” which means: the last must always be the briefest. The day was entirely dedicated to working on the Final Document of the Chapter and on the messa...

11 September 2021

Saturday, 11th September 2021

Today the entire General Chapter had an audience with Pope Francis. It was arranged for 11.00. The friars made their way to the Vatican either on foot or using public transport. They had to be at the Bronze door by 10.15 in order to be conducted t...

10 September 2021

Friday, 10th September 2021

At the beginning of the morning, Fathers Francisco Javier Mena Lima, of the Caribbean Commissariat, and Fabio Silvestri, Provincial of Venice, presented the working method adopted for the revision of our Norms: the members of the commission, the r...

9 September 2021

Thursday, 9th September 2021

Today, Fr. Fausto Lincio, the Provincial of Lombardy, presided at the Eucharist. He asked us: what word could light up our journey when we find ourselves at an impasse? …  To accept that in our lives there we have experienced injustice, but it ...

8 September 2021

Wednesday 8th September 021

Today the eucharist was presided by Fr. Lazaro Iparraguirre, the Provincial of Navarre (Spain). On this day of the birthday of the Blessed Virgin he invited us to upon Mary: with faith, she knew how to recognize the presence of the Lord where she ...

7 September 2021

Tuesday, 7th September 2021

Our confreres from India took the lead in our prayer today. Fr. Joannnes Gorantla recalled that foundations are important in any building. Ours must be in Christ, whose whole life was one of an intimate relationship with the Father. This the sourc...

4 September 2021

Saturday 4th Septemer 2021

Today, our brothers from the Spanish speaking group led the liturgy. In his homily Fr Carlos Alberto Ospina Arenas, Provincial of Columbia, told us that in our diversity we must be united by the Word of God. If we hold fast to the Word of God, the...

2 September 2021

Thursday, 2nd September 2021

Each linguistic group takes its turn to preside at the eucharist. Today It was the turn of the French group. The president was Fr. Christophe-Marie ocd, Provincial of the Paris Province. His homily offered three words for us to reflect upon: liste...

1 September 2021

Wednesday, 1st September 2021

Today’s eucharist was presided by our Father General. Here are some elements from his homily: the interior man looks towards a horizon. He goes directly towards the interior. But this is the fruit of a journey. The interior man is naked and expe...

31 August 2021

Tuesday 31st August 2021

The mass this morning was presided  by our confrere, Mgr Oswald Escobar OCD. His homily can be summed up in these words: a spirit of discernment and to listen attentively to the Lord. At 9.00 a.m., we met in the large Chapter meeting room ...

30 August 2021

Monday 30th August 2021

The Chapter members met at 7.00 in the morning in the chapel to where they recited morning prayer together, followed by a time of quiet prayer. Then at 9.30 Fr General, Saverio Cannistra, formerly opened the General Chapter. Fr General bega...

8 April 2021


The meeting of the assembly of the Conference of the Major Superiors of the african francophone zone took place in Abidjan from 24 to 29 January 2021. The following were present: Fr Daniel Ehigie (Definitor), Fr Jerome Paluku (Secretary for the Mi...

2 March 2021

Fr Francisco Javier Jaramillo has died

On February 24, Fr. Francisco Javier Jaramillo died in our monastery in Manrique (Medellin, Colombia). He was a member of our Colombian Province of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Born on the 5th of December 1939, on the same date of ...

23 December 2020

Merry Christmas from the Generalate

Dear brothers, the particular circumstances that our Community has been experiencing have prevented us from printing and sending the usual greetings card. However, we have prepared a digital version, with a s...